My name is Alessio Franco and I am a 2021 Student/Athlete currently starting at/playing in Spain for FC Malaga City U19 Academy. I am a left-footed left-back. In Spring 2020, we played FC Barcelona U19, Sevilla FC U19, Granada CD U19, Cadiz U19, Almeria U19 and Malaga CF U19. We also played 3 senior-side professional sides in exhibition matches. I will rejoin the team in August 2020 for the upcoming season.
For FC Malaga City, I start at left back and am expected to be a "box-to-box" player supporting both the offense and defensive sides of the game. Before moving to Spain, I played for Midwest United FC 02 Royal (NL) where I played outside left wing back. I have always been expected to defend box to box but also to get heavily involved offensively in support of the formation. With my H.S. team, I played the no7 role and was expected to actively and aggressively be offense-minded, with goals and assists too. I scored 30+ goals as a Freshmen and Sophomore in my 2 seasons in H.S.
I am left-footed with strong accuracy, good touch and offensive and defensive skills. I have a strong soccer IQ and love the game. I'm always watching matches and on a field playing. I am fast (fastest player on my team here in Spain) which allows me to both defend and attack well.
I can adapt and play many positions (have also played center back as well as striker/OM) and am comfortable in multiple formations. I am quick to learn and eager to support my teammates and coaches. I train hard and enjoy spending time improving my overall game. I think I am a good teammate and really enjoy being part of a squad.
My goal is to represent a great school/program, teammates and staff and want to make a strong impact wherever I earn an opportunity to play. I also value my education and want to ensure that I do very well in the classroom as well to make sure that I am preparing for my future away from the field.